British violist Emma Richards is a versatile musician who performs worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician. She specialises in the music of our times, working in close collaboration with composers and championing new and lesser known works for the viola.

She is a founding member of the award-winning ensemble Distractfold and frequently joins chamber groups throughout Europe as a guest performer.

She is an experienced music for health practitioner, delivering projects in diverse settings such as hospitals, hospices, special schools and prisons.